WSR 98-08-070

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

[Filed March 30, 1998, 4:35 p.m.]



Purpose: (1) Clarify the requirements to register snowmobiles in a variety of situations; and (2) to meet the criteria set forth in Governor Locke's Executive Order 97-02

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 308-94-040, 308-94-070, 308-94-090, and 308-94-110; and amending WAC 308-94-030, 308-94-050, 308-94-080, and 308-94-100

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 46.01.110

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-04-072 on February 3, 1998

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 4, repealed 4.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 4, repealed 4; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

March 30, 1998

Evelyn P. Yenson

Director

OTS-2005.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-04-004, filed 1/25/96, effective 2/25/96)



WAC 308-94-030  ((Application for registration.)) Snowmobile registration application--Registration year. ((An application for registration of a snowmobile shall include:

(1) Name and address, and department assigned customer account number upon request, of each registered and legal owner(s);

(2) Make and model year of snowmobile;

(3) Method of propulsion, including but not limited to skis, tracks, wheels or combination thereof;

(4) Purchase price and year of purchase or declared value and year of declaration;

(5) Proof of payment of sales tax or a bill of sale establishing the price paid for the vehicle;

(6) The previously issued registration certificate or a duplicate thereof, or a bill of sale if the application is for the transfer of a registered snowmobile. If the snowmobile has not been previously registered in this state, a bill of sale or a purchase agreement shall be provided;

(7) Vehicle identification number; and

(8) Appropriate fees.)) (1) An application for an original or transfer registration of a snowmobile shall include:

(a) The name and address, and department assigned customer account number upon request, of each registered owner(s); and

(b) The make, vehicle identification number, model year, and method of propulsion of the snowmobile; and

(c) The purchase price and year of purchase or declared value and year of declaration; and

(d) Proof of payment of sales tax, satisfactory proof that sales or use tax is not due as established by the department of revenue, or the payment of use tax; and

(e) A copy of any of the following:

(i) Previously issued registration certificate;

(ii) Certificate of ownership;

(iii) Manufacturer's certificate of origin;

(iv) A bill of sale;

(v) A purchase agreement; or

(vi) Other department approved documentation; and

(f) A notarized or certified release of interest from owner(s) of record or certificate of fact explaining how the snowmobile was acquired; and

(g) Appropriate fees.

(2) Security interests shall be recorded with the Uniform Commercial Code Section of the department, and shall not be recorded on the snowmobile registration.

(3) The registration year for snowmobiles shall be October 1 through September 30 of the following year. Regardless of the date acquired, there is no abatement of the snowmobile registration fee.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110, 88.02.100, 46.10.040, 46.12.030, 46.16.040, 88.02.050 and 88.02.070. 96-04-004, 308-94-030, filed 1/25/96, effective 2/25/96; 95-13-058, 308-94-030, filed 6/19/95, effective 7/20/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 92-15-021, 308-94-030, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92; 87-03-041 (Order TL/RG 29), 308-94-030, filed 1/16/87; Order 111 MV, 308-94-030, filed 10/5/71.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order TL/RG 29, filed 1/16/87)



WAC 308-94-050  Snowmobile registration ((certificate)), decals and validating tabs--Display. ((The)) (1) A snowmobile registration certificate ((must)) shall be:

(a) Carried in the snowmobile((,)) for which it was issued; or ((on))

(b) Carried on the person of the snowmobile operator; and ((must))

(c) Be made available for inspection by any person having the authority to enforce the provisions of the snowmobile act.

(2) Snowmobile decals showing the registration number shall be:

(a) Affixed to the right and left sides or on the front and rear of the snowmobile; and

(b) Located so that snow, passenger, driver or load will not obscure them.

(3) Month tabs shall be located no more than two inches from the front of the decals showing the registration number. Validating year tabs shall be located no more than two inches from the last digit of the decals showing the registration number.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 87-03-041 (Order TL/RG 29), 308-94-050, filed 1/16/87; Order 111 MV, 308-94-050, filed 10/5/71.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-15-021, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92)



WAC 308-94-080  Nonresident temporary snowmobile permit. An application for a nonresident temporary permit shall include:

(1) Name and address of the applicant;

(2) Plate or registration number and expiration date, if registered in another jurisdiction;

(3) Make ((and year of vehicle;

(4) Vehicle identification number;

(5) Method of propulsion, including but not limited to skis, tracks, wheels, or combination thereof;

(6) Appropriate fees; and

(7) Expiration date of the foreign registration if registered in another jurisdiction)), vehicle identification number, model year, and method of propulsion of the snowmobile; and

(4) Appropriate fees.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 92-15-021, 308-94-080, filed 7/6/92, effective 8/6/92; 87-03-041 (Order TL/RG 29), 308-94-080, filed 1/16/87; Order 111 MV, 308-94-080, filed 10/5/71.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order TL/RG 29, filed 1/16/87)



WAC 308-94-100  Snowmobile dealer ((permit)) license, license plates, costs, rented snowmobiles. ((The snowmobile dealer permit will be effective for one calendar year, except for the initial staggered dealer permit period when the director will assign staggered renewal dates. If a dealer purchases snowmobile dealer plates, they must be used for testing or demonstrating a snowmobile. A dealer may not test or demonstrate a snowmobile without either a valid registration or a valid dealer plate.)) Snowmobile dealer licenses shall be effective for one year from the date of issue.

(1) A dealer may not test or demonstrate a snowmobile without either a valid Washington snowmobile registration or a valid snowmobile dealer license plate.

(2) A snowmobile dealer shall pay three dollars and fifty cents plus the fifty cent reflectorization fee for each dealer plate ordered from the department.

(3) Snowmobile dealer license plates may be used only for testing or demonstrating a snowmobile and shall be displayed on the snowmobile so that snow, passenger, driver or load will not obscure the license plate.

(4) Snowmobile dealer license plates shall not be used on rented snowmobiles.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.01.110. 87-03-041 (Order TL/RG 29), 308-94-100, filed 1/16/87; Order 111 MV, 308-94-100, filed 10/5/71.]



REPEALER



The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:



WAC 308-94-040 Snowmobile registration year.

WAC 308-94-070 Display of snowmobile registration number, decals and validation tabs.

WAC 308-94-090 Rented snowmobiles.

WAC 308-94-110 Snowmobile dealer plates--Cost.

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